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The final dish looks like a minimalist painting, including a swipe of garlic maple purée, crumbles of bacon and toasted brioche atop wisps of bitter greens. James insists I sample everything in each bite to balance the buttery torchon. He’s right. Tiny cubes of jellied Champagne are almost invisible on the plate, but pop in my mouth. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Foie Gras Torchon

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Appetizers

At the Millcroft Inn & Spa, executive chef James Buder uses maple syrup in his foie gras torchon.

French Onion Soup

Nov 22, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Soups

French Onion Soup is served as an appetizer at lunch and dinner, or a lunch main alongside a crusty roll with cheddar-port spread.

gnocchi

How to Make Gnocchi

Sep 16, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

The chefs at Orangeville’s Orange Bistro show us how to make the best handmade gnocchi.

Either strain or use a strainer to scoop gnocchi from the water and directly into a pan with sauce. Stir the gnocchi into the sauce. Add grated Parmesan and stir once more before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Orange Bistro Bolognese Sauce

Sep 16, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

Head chef Dominic Fezzuoglio shares the classic Bolognese recipe he makes from scratch to serve with pillow-shaped homemade gnocchi.

Deb’s Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Jun 21, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Salads

Here’s a way to indulge in raw honey.

Cured and smoked salmon. Paul’s salmon is a different beast, a chunk of fish that flakes as though it’s been cooked, but with a sweet, salty bite. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Cured and Smoked Salmon

Jun 21, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

Paul’s salmon is a different beast, a chunk of fish that flakes as though it’s been cooked, but with a sweet, salty bite.

Mini Yorkshire Pudding stuffed with Braised Beef Short Ribs. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

The Yorkshire Pudding Takes Centre Stage

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

At Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery in Alton, chef Jason Perkins strips Sunday dinner back to its Yorkshire pudding best.

Put in the oven for 3–5 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve with horseradish mayonnaise and the reserved braising liquid or veal demi-glace. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Veal Demi-glace

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Sauces

A demi-glace is a long process, but worth it if you have the time!

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

Braised beef short ribs, horseradish mayonnaise and (optional) veal demi-glace.

Buttercream Torte

Nov 22, 2016 | Pia Wiesen | Desserts

Fancy enough for a wedding, this cake is a showstopping finale to any meal.

Add some fresh chopped cilantro just before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Moroccan Lentil Stew

Nov 22, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Soups

Warm up to winter with chef Terry Doel’s Moroccan lentil stew.

Aria's lamb chops are served with sour cherry preserves. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Sour Cherry Preserves

Sep 16, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

Oh, and those leftover sour cherry preserves? Try with scones, pancakes or French toast.

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